Franklin Mint / 1968 Shelby Terlingua Racing Team Fastback / Limited Edition 250 / 1:24th Scale
Black & Yellow
The Terlingua Racing
Team’s roots began when Ford Motor Company asked Carroll Shelby to turn its
Mustang into a race winner. “We were a bunch of young hot rodders when we formed
the Shelby Terlingua Racing Team,” noted Carroll Shelby, Founder of Shelby
Automobiles. As a symbol of their lifestyle, Bill Neale designed the now famous
black and yellow logo, with a rabbit holding his paw in the air. Shelby also
said, “Some of the greatest racers in the world competed in Terlingua Shelby
Mustangs. Ken Miles was the first to put the ‘prancing rabbit’ in the winner’s
circle when he won the race at Green Valley Raceway in 1965. Then things really
broke loose when he introduced Jerry Titus to the team.” Titus became one of the
most iconic Terlingua racers when he drove for the Shelby team in the 1967
Trans-Am series. He piloted the first “official” Terlingua Racing Team car. The
combination of outrageous looks and serious performance in a car driven by such
a cocky, talented driver made the team very popular. And it seems the Terlingua
Racing Team is even more admired today by drag racers, drifters and road
Throughout the decades, drivers put Terlingua Racing Team badges on more and more cars; some were official Shelby entrants while many were not.
Terlingua Racing was Carroll Shelby's way of "thumbing our noses at the establishment," according to Carroll. That pretty much defines the tone that is Terlingua. Shelby and Terlingua decided to go racing, and that is when history was made. The incredible Ken Miles was Terlingua's first driver, and none finer ever sat behind the steering wheel of a race car. He made winning look easy. From Cobras to Ford GTs, Ken was the champion's champion, till his tragic death in a testing crash at Riverside Raceway in California.
Terlingua's next legend was Jerry Titus. Carroll Shelby, Jerry Titus,
and the team that was Terlingua Racing won the Championship they weren't
supposed to win: the 1967 Trans-Am title.
The now-famous Terlingua Racing Team rabbit logo paint and graphics adorn these specially commissioned custom painted Franklin Mint Precision Models. The Terlingua Team won a regular basis. From drag racing to stock cars, insiders have proudly adorned the Terlingua Racing Team shield. Own this memorable part of history, as Terlingua Racing and these prestigious models under the same name have come back to life.
Part #: S11G356
Status: Out of Stock